Wound Care Specialist

Caring Podiatry

Podiatrists & Board Certified Podiatric Physicians located in Monroe Township, NJ & Neptune, NJ

Every 30 seconds, someone has an amputation due to diabetes complications like foot ulcers. At Caring Podiatry in Neptune and Monroe Township, New Jersey, a skilled team of podiatry specialists offers advanced wound care that can help you avoid severe complications like amputation. Don’t let your wounds get worse. Book online, or call either Caring Podiatry location for the latest advanced wound care treatments.

Wound Care Q & A

What causes slow-healing wounds on my feet and ankles?

Slow-healing wounds on your feet and ankles are often connected to conditions affecting your nerves, your circulatory system, or both. Some of the numerous conditions that can lead to open wounds include:

  • Uncontrolled type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Traumatic injury
  • Varicose veins 

If you suffer from any condition that affects your nerves, your circulation, or your ability to heal, you have an elevated risk for slow-healing wounds. Tight control of your underlying condition is absolutely crucial, as is specialty foot and ankle care from the podiatric medicine specialists at Caring Podiatry. 

Why do I need to take care of wounds immediately?

Even a small delay in getting wound care could lead to severe consequences like infection and ulceration, which could possibly lead to amputation. A small wound on your ankle or foot might not seem like a big deal right now, but when you don't have the ability to heal efficiently it can very quickly grow advanced enough to threaten your foot and ankle health, as well as your whole-body wellness. 

What are the different wound care options?

Caring Podiatry offers a full range of wound care options. Your podiatrist always tailors your care for the specific situation, and they only design a treatment plan after carefully evaluating your medical history, current situation, and your personal needs.

Your treatment may include wound cleaning, topical medication like ointments, and bandaging. If you have necrotic (dead) tissue around the wound, your podiatrist can surgically remove it and then use specialized wound healing treatments like Artacent® to help you heal. 

Artacent is a dual-layer amniotic skin graft. This treatment is a safe and effective way to get a large influx of growth factors directly into wounds like pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and burns. This stimulates rapid healing, allowing you to grow your own new tissue. 

You may need specialized footwear, like diabetic shoes, or custom-made orthotics to protect your wound as it heals, too.

To get safe, effective, and fast wound healing from the leading Neptune and Monroe Township foot doctors, call either location of Caring Podiatry, or use the online appointment maker now.